AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 6 (June)

Psychiatry Changes for 2013(June 2013)

June 2013 pages 3-5 Psychiatry Changes for 2013 For 2013, major changes were made to the codes in the Psychiatry section of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set. This article provides an overview of those changes. Psychiatric Diagnostic Procedures Some psychiatric services provided by physicians and other qualified health care professionals may be reported with an Evaluation and Management (E/M) code when appropriate (eg, 99201-99255, 99281-99285, 99304-99357, 99341-99350). The E/M codes may be reported for evaluation and/or treatment of psychiatric conditions, rather than using the psychiatry services codes. These psychiatric services can be provided to patients in...

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